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A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is solving math problems.

The former president talks to NPR about the prospect of stepping away from the Clinton Foundation if his wife is elected — and why even false accusations of impropriety can stick.

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer was in the Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday when she saw what looked like a pressure cooker on the sidewalk. Suddenly she found herself at the heart of the night's news.

Nine people were injured in a stabbing attack in a Minnesota shopping mall late Saturday. An ISIS-run news agency claimed a "soldier of the Islamic State" was responsible.

Tennis star Venus Williams is a backer and Sallie Krawcheck heads a new investment company aimed at women. They talk about why they think a platform like this is needed.

A U.S. airstrike on Syrian military forces aligned with Bashar Assad has challenged the already tenuous cease-fire in Syria.

Dr. Carla Hayden is the country's 14th librarian of Congress and is the first woman and first African-American to hold the job. She spent much of her career at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

Daniel Byman of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution discusses the ongoing investigation into the explosions in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing in Minnesota.

In the city of Santa Barbara, north of Los Angeles, the demand for senior housing is so great the wait list is now closed. For many of those seniors, their only safe living option is in their cars.




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